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Pale-headed Rosella

Pale-headed Rosella (Image ID 36467)
Photographed byCon Boekel on Wed 21st Aug, 2019 and uploaded on Wed 4th Sep, 2019 .
Resolution1400x716
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ID36467
CommentI found this subspecies elusive. Others may have found it a similar challenge - there are very few of this form in the BLP galleries. This one presented itself while we were having a cuppa in one of Toowoomba's many urban parks.It has one distinct oddity - there is a colour fleck on the bill that echoes the colour flecks on the head. These could be a result of feeding stains but I saw no red fruiting in the immediate surrounds. In terms of interpretation - it was was inspecting a nest hollow and it joined another bird in expelling Crested Pigeons from a nearby shrub. So, an adult.
Poor light and constant movement made it a difficult subject.
EquipmentCanon 5D Mk IV
Canon EF 500mm 1:4 L IS 11 USM
Handheld
f/5.6
1/500 sec
ISO-2500
0 step
500 mm
Processed using first DPP 4, PSE 13 and Neat Image.
LocationToowoomba, Queensland
Keywordsadult
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